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Day: November 23, 2009

Help Send Penn State to the Orange Bowl!

The Penn State Student Section Organization has created a Facebook group with the goal of getting Penn State into the Orange Bowl. The page recommends you become a fan of OBIE: The Orange Bowl Mascot Then you should do these things: ***Click on JUST FANS and tell the Orange Bowl how much Penn State pride […]

Elm Yellows Disease Outlook Looking Up

Last year’s initial panic that Elms Yellows Disease would infect and destroy all the elm trees on campus appears to be a bit overblown. The trees appear to be responding to treatment better than expected. So far, only 37 trees have been or will be cut down out of the 287 on campus. To keep […]

Vatican Astrobiology Conference: Copernicus Not Invited

Penn State professor of geosciences, James Kasting, was recently one of thirty scientists invited to attend a three-day conference at the Vatican. The topic? The existence of extraterrestrial life and the emerging field of astrobiology. Wahhhhhh?!?! Is it just me, or does the Church seem like an unlikely host for this conference? Once he’s done […]

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